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Boredom, (In)action, War and Warriors

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:09pm
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Boredom, (In)action, War and Warriors

27 & 28 August 2020, Amsterdam

Confirmed Keynote speaker: Professor Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto

Boredom has often been defined as idleness, slowness, doing nothing, doing

something over and over again, and waiting (Smith 1981, Daren 1999, Mæland &

Brunstad 2009, Bergstein 2009, Prozak 2017). These definitions suggest that boredom

is an experience that does not generate meanings and ideas by itself about itself.

Boredom remains constantly relevant to sociocultural and political spheres only

through its opposite. It is portrayed as the empty bubble, or the vacuum of

Future Past: memory & imaginal politics in conflict and for conflicts

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:09pm
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Future Past:

Memory and Imaginal Politics

In Conflicts and For Conflicts

Key note speaker: Professor Andrea Pető

Central European University

Amsterdam, 14th & 15th July 2020

When William Murray, Lieutenant Colonel in the Western Fronts (1914-1919) wrote:

“We ceased fighting today and I have seen the last shot fired… No more danger, no more wars

and no more mud and misery” he spoke of the future; the future that would be without

dangers, wars, mud and misery. He inscribed the future within possibilities that his present

offered to him. His future and present were entangled through the war that it was becoming

his past.

CFP: "War & Culture," SWPACA, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:44pm
SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers

 

“War & Culture”

 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

 

CFP: "Horror," SWPACA, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:45pm
SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers

 

“Horror”

 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Durham Early Modern Studies Conference (Durham, UK)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:11pm
Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 11, 2019

Durham Early Modern Conference 20208th July 2020, 09:00 to 10th July 2020, 17:00, Durham University

Call for Papers for the Durham Early Modern Conference 2020 is now open. The deadline for submissions of Monday 11 November 2019.

We are also pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:

·Professor Florence Hsia, Professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison

·Professor Laurie Shannon, Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of Literature, Northwestern University

·Professor Marc Vanscheeuwijck, Professor of Musicology, University of Oregon

Call for papers

NASSR 20/20: Romanticism and Vision

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:11pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings! The 28th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) will take place at the University of Toronto, Ontario on August 6-9, 2020. This year's theme is "Romanticism & Vision.”

http://sites.utoronto.ca/wincs/nassr2020

Sixteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:50pm
Common Ground Research Networks
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

The Sixteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois Research Park, Champaign, USA, 26–27 March 2020. 

To submit your proposal please follow the link here: https://techandsoc.com/2020-conference/call-for-papers 

 

ENGLISH and englishes: Culture, Power, Politics in a Neo-liberalist Regime

updated: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:22pm
Department of English, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

The destiny of English / englishes was perhaps foreshadowed long back in 1975 by George Steiner in his Presidential Address to the English Association in London: “…the linguistic centre of English has shifted”. This shifting terrain came to be further reified in terms of expansive movements beyond the borders of traditionally recognised territories.

With the exhaustion of postcolonial models, it is time we tried to break free of conventional straitjackets. In a neo-liberalist world order, that almost runs co-extensive with the free market economy and transnational political diplomacy, cultural disciplinary models are establishing an innovative paradigm shift.

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